Italian wine and grape guide : Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a red wine made with Montepulciano grapes grown in Abruzzo. Whilst Montepulciano grapes are widely cultivated in the centre and south of Italy, from Tuscany to Sicily, the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine is made everywhere in Abruzzo, and it is the local wine, together with the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, white, and the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, rose’.
The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a DOC wine, except for the wine produced in the “Colline Teramane” which in 2003 was granted the DOCG status.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine’s quality can vary significantly, from very poor quality wines to outstanding, the grape has the potential to make outstanding wines but it is down to the wine maker.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines can be consumed young when they are appreciated for their fruit, their gentle tannins or aged, producing great wines.